Thursday, June 04, 2009

earth2100--scary comments

I followed the link I had to earth2100 in my earlier post, just to make sure that it was set up properly. Once I followed it, I noticed that the site had 939 comments on the show.  They varied in intelligence and coherency.....but this one caught my eye:
"The problem with freedom is that it promotes the notion in uneducated people like him that their opinion matters. It doesn't, he isn't a scientist and has no clue what he is talking about yet he thinks his ideas are valid. The other problem is we only react to a crisis, we never prevent them before they happen and that alone will eventually kill us. Couple that with the plague of ignorance that freedom breeds and religious fanatics that actually WANT this disaster to happen (like god is going to welcome them all to heaven if they cause the planet to be destroyed with overpopulation) and we are most likely doomed."

Did you get that?

Freedom is a problem.  Not only is freedom a breeds ignorance!

Holy Communist Party, Batman!  I think Stalin's forces are trying to take over the Bat Cave!


Assistant Village Idiot said...

I am going to take an educated guess that the person who wrote that isn't a scientist either. He is preening that he believes the right scientists, and thus should be numbered among the elite.

Anonymous said...

My impression of the guy who wrote that is he's run into one too many Hal Lindsay/Left Behind fanboys.

"It's All Gonna Burn" and all the ways to speed up the Rapture by making things worse; Internet Monk called it "Grinning Apocalyptism".

Headless Unicorn Guy

Buz said...

One of the things our founding fathers had faith in when they put our republic in place was the wisdom of the common man. "No, I may not be able to play magic with billions of dollars on Wall Street, but I can balance my checkbook."

It looks like the author of the comment to which you refer has the opposite point of view, no one except "the experts" have the capability to understand the complexities of the world around us and thus the common man should be discounted.

Kind of reminds me of the old fable of "The Emporer's New Clothes." Everyone was so concerned of being labeled as ignorant, that they allowed their pride to supress their own good sense, and it took a young child to reveal the truth.

By the way, my checkbook is balanced, and Wall Street, with all its financial experts and wizards is up to its nose in water.


Steve Martin said...

We are in big trouble.

Read Walter Williams latest article: